asalaamu alaikum wr wb…
I got an email a few days ago from Shukr announcing their new summer line…ooohhh, laa laa…some of the designs are quite gorgeous!
On the full length front…I was thrilled with these…and the nice about Shukr is even though their garments are not cheap, atleast you know you can count on the quality, the material and the return policy to be top notch! I have some pants from Shukr I bought 4-5 years ago and they are all in almost new looking shape, even though Ive worn them hundreds of times over the past few years and their signature cotton fabric gets such a nice, silky smooth softness that hides their sturdyness. Their stuff is worth every penny in my opinion.
My only major qualm with Shukr items is their darkly colored stuff will fade from wear and that irks me, as everything from them that is brown, navy or black gets faded around seams…ugh…so I have to every few months bust out the Rit dye and give them a dye bath, but still…I wish their stuff was more colorfast. Allahu alim…but thats a problem with natural fabrics anyway, although I know some sisters find that aspect of their clothing appealing. Ive started to just buy either denim or lighter toned items from them so if they fade, its no big deal!
This swishy, layer-looking jersey gown is gorgeous…I love the swishy layers! Modest and elegant and covers any problem areas! Unfortunately if your like me, you eschew stuff like this for everyday wear in favor for simple designs…but if I was more of a dress-up type or often went to sister get togethers I would find this an ideal piece for my wardrobe…
They came back out with the Shirtdress Jilbab (and in many colors!)…I was happy to see that, as I can honestly say this is my favorite jilbab ever! I have one in brown from 2 winters ago and I’ve worn it so much, its cut very A-line, has a double breasted style, is simple, well covering yet has some style and it doesnt accentuate the waist or the hips but just lightly glides over curves so nothing is accentuated.
This is a very sweet looking jilbab too…kind of more youthful in my eyes, sort of with a military coat-esque style. My only qualm is it has a bit too much going on at the front, but for a younger muhajabaat or munaqabaat this would be perfect. I could see rockin’ high school hallways in this with a pair of floral flats and a floral shaylah. *hint hint*
I find this swishy, jersey “dress” to be quite similar to the pleated jersey abayaat which were just coming into style when we were leaving Saudi…I like that they have the same abaya style with the figure concealing pleats and in colors.
OK this is one I didnt like. I remember the layered abaya look from like 10 years ago and I wasnt a fan of it then either as I always found them a bit too formal for everyday wear and I disliked how the top panels blow around in the wind…basically I never found this style comfortable. Ofcourse I’m sure some will disagree with me!